Monday, April 4, 2011

TBS DT: April Sketch for Connie

Thanks so much to the Creative Belli design team for choosing this card as one of their fabulous Belles of the Belli for the "Think Seamstress" challenge.

Heartfelt thanks also go out to the fabby girls at If the Shoe Fits... Scrap It! for making this card one of their  Top 3 for the Sew Crazy challenge.

Hello crafty friends! Here we are in another month, a new week and a sparkly new sketch challenge at the Beary Scrap DT & Challenge blog! It's a simple sketch but you know me - I went and complicated the whole thing with floof and stuff all over the front of my card! Ooh, speaking of floof - check out the mohair crochet flower. Isn't it divine? Check out the oh-so-talented willowfolk on Etsy for floofy goodness of your very own!

I *promise* you that the sketch is there! Luckily the inside panel reflects the clean and simple version...

I made this card for Connie's birthday.... Oh, you don't know Connie? Neither do I, actually. A lovely local lady requested the card for a friend right after she received one of my designs for her own birthday. How nice is that?

I used Basic Grey's Capella papers - remember that line? It's so easy to get caught up in the "new" and lose sight of what is already on hand. Every month Kimm gets new paper lines into the store and I ooh-n-ahh over it. Very quickly the gotta have it - gotta use it now now now feeling sets in and last month's lovelies get pushed aside.

Not anymore! At least, not for right now. I poked around my TBS bins and found the beautiful Basic Grey Capella line and all those warm fuzzies came rushing back. It was like an old friend reaching out for a much-needed hug... too much? *ahem* I'll move on.

Here's the whole kit and caboodle:

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That's it for my sketch sample. Please go HERE to our sketch challenge and join in the fun - you could win a $20 gift voucher from The Beary Scrap!



Sylvia Blum said...

ohhh myyyy word!!! Susan.. this is GORGEOUS!!!!! Don't find the right words to express how much I adore this! It's just PERFECT with all the wonderful details...loooooooove it!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

debby4000 said...

WOW this is stunning.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! Beautiful inside and out! Love the addition of pearls on the bird cage! Hugs, Lesley

brenda said...

Stunning work Susan,

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Unknown said...

this is so pretty, what an absolutely gorgeous card, mind blowing, love all the froo froo x

Joy said...

*picking my jaw up off the floor*... WOW! This is gorgeous! PERFECT use of the fragment charm! :)

Kelly Booth said...

Just over the top Gorgeousnesss!

Tanisha said...

ooohh your card is sooo pretty! Love it, I love the details you added on the birdcage. Glad you played along with us over at The Shoe!

Anonymous said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for playing along with the Inspiration Emporium Challenge!!

Judy Rozema said...

GORGEOUS card with such a neat design! Thanks for playing along at Paper Romance!

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful and you so do texture extremely well. Love this
hugs June x

lesleyworth said...

OH WOW! i have no idea what to say...gorgeous...beautiful...STUNNING! thank you so much for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Fleur said...

OMW this is truly AWESOME. I love everything about it
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Heidi said...

Oh this is gorgeous!
Beautiful work:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Karen W said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, what a fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli

Shelly Hickox said...

Absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful!!

annes paperfun said...

Lovely details!